### Is it better to take Calculus AB or BC?

While different colleges have their own requirements, the general rule of thumb is that the

**AB**exam counts as one semester of college**calculus**, and the**BC**exam qualifies as two semesters. Students who anticipate having to**take**two or more core math classes may be**better**off in the**BC**class.### Is Calculus AB or BC harder?

**BC Calculus**includes everything in

**AB Calculus**, plus a few extra topics. You’ll actually get an

**AB Calculus**sub-score when you take the

**BC**exam. So

**Calculus BC**is not necessarily more difficult than

**Calculus AB**.

**BC Calculus**has to move faster because it covers more material, which is what makes it more intense than

**AB**.

### Should I take both Calculus AB and BC?

Each course is challenging and demanding and requires a similar depth of understanding of common topics. AP

**Calculus AB**and AP**Calculus BC**were designed to represent year-long college courses, so it is not recommended that you**take both Calculus AB**and**Calculus BC**courses within the same year.### Is Calc 2 the same as Calc BC?

It is solely differentiation, integration, and limits.

**Calc BC**is integration techniques, limits, and some series.**Calc 2**as I understand it just covers integrals, applications, and methods.**Calc**3 at many universities is series and sequences, and at many universities is vector**calculus**.### What is the hardest AP class?

United States History, Biology, English Literature, Calculus BC, Physics C, and Chemistry are often named as the

**hardest AP classes**and tests. These**classes**have large curriculums, tough tests, and conceptually difficult material.### Is AP Calc BC easier than AB?

The

**AP Calculus BC**test is significantly**easier than**the**AB**because of the thin layout of the**BC**test. There is so much content in the**BC**Test, having to cover both**AB**contents, parametric equations, Taylor Series, etc, that the test becomes sparsely distributed, leaving the problems to not be as difficult.### Can I skip calculus AB?

However, you

**should**not**skip AB**. This is because**AB calculus**covers the basics of**calculus**, such as limits, derivatives and integration (basic). This will be applied in BC**Calc**. When you start a semester long BC course like me, you jump right into L’Hopital’s rule.### Why is Calc BC 5 so high?

The reason the AP

**Calc BC**exam has**such**a**high percentage**of**5’s**is because the people taking the exam typically fall into two categories. People who are at least 1 year ahead in math. They took AP**Calc AB**in their junior year or even earlier, and are now taking AP**Calc BC**their senior year or even potentially earlier.### How hard is Calc AB?

Of those who considered themselves a “math person,” AP

**Calculus AB**was not very difficult (average score: 2.04), and AP**Calculus**BC was slightly difficult (average score: 2.64). Of those who considered themselves somewhat of a “math person,” AP**Calculus AB**was moderately difficult (average score: 3.42).